Falling In Love

Falling In Love

Don't forget the little things.

Everyone has heard of that magical thing called love. It's portrayed on everything we watch; movie trailers, commercials, TV Shows, music and paper advertising. Everyone wants to fall in love someday; Others may already have and are living thief happily ever afters.

What is love anyways? Is it just the release of a chemical in our brain? Is it some fuzzy feeling that disorientates us when we are near that person? Is it some form of wild infatuation that makes us do crazy things? Not a lot of people know what the real meaning of love is but everyone has their own interpretation of it.

As a hopeless romantic I have a very old fashioned look on love. I adore little notes being left around for each other to find and brighten our days; small surprises like their favorite flower, candy or CD; going out on romantic (but not expensive) dates; cooking dinner for each other after the other had a long day; just being able to have fun with each other ,be true to who you are and always showing each other how much you mean to one another.No one these days whether they claim to be in love understands the importance of the little things.

In this generation it's hard to find someone who realizes that love isn't just about sex; isn't just about yourself; isn't about having your way because you "wear the pants" in the relationship. There are two people in a relationship for a reason. Although to have a healthy relationship you do need to take care of yourself, you also invited in someone who has chosen to stand by you when you are down and help you back up, the least you can do for them is return the favor. Communicate with your loved one about what you expect from this relationship don't ever lie or keep something from them; don't be insecure about your relationship, you both chose each other for a reason; Most important of all... DON'T FORGET WHY YOU FELL IN LOVE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Love, real love is a once in a lifetime experience. When love leaves you it takes a part of you with it, leaving a hole behind making you feel incomplete without them. Everyone will think they've been in love more than once but if you don't feel anything for those "loves" now, it was never real. If you lose someone you truly loved, really loved, it would hurt when you thought of them. You would still be able to hear their voice, smell them, feel their touch on your skin. Them being gone would take up your body and mind, clouding all your senses. Love is a beautiful thing but it can cause a lot of pain if you manage to lose it.

Now when you start to fall in love it feels like you are on cloud nine. Things are going great and your loved one can do no wrong. Some people refer to this as the "Honey Moon Phase". I truly do not believe in the existence of this "phase". When you really love someone and want to be with them, yes you want to impress them and show off a little, but you also want them to love you for who you really are in your heart of hearts. You need to be true to you who you are when you meet them otherwise they will not fall in love with you they will fall in love with who you pretended to be.

So if you are 100 percent real with yourself and who you want to be with them than that cloud 9 feeling will never end, it will grow as the two of you grow together. You will always cherish each other and their faults as some would put it. If you really loved them though, they would never be considered faults because you would have fallen in love with them for every part of who they are unconditionally and would never even consider looking down upon any part of them.

Love is unconditional, irrational, emotional and painful... but it's one of the best things in life and a great accomplishment if you find it and keep it.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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5 Truths Every Future Teacher 100 Percent Already Knows, So You Don't Have To Remind Them

We are going to school for years, to be in a school for the rest of our working lives.


All of us future teachers typically hear the same sorts of things about what we are going to be doing with the rest of our lives. While none of the following reasons are necessarily untrue, there are silver linings to absolutely all of them that make each and every one of the future teachers sitting in college classrooms right now, even more excited for what lies ahead.

1. We do understand that we won't necessarily make a lot of money.

One of my professors told my class that if you're taking this career path for the money, you're in the wrong place because this should be about your love for teaching, not for an increasing salary. While it is important to know what you're getting into, I completely agree with that professor.

2. We know being an education major is actually difficult.

On a college campus, the most common stereotype floating around about education majors is that their workload is extremely easy as well as their classes. Sure, it's no Stoichiometry (I can't even imagine sitting in a classroom learning about that), but our classes are hard in their own way. Having to relearn the basics of subtracting three-digit numbers to then be able to teach to a second grader is a lot harder than it sounds, thank you common core!

3. It's not really the same thing every year.

As a teacher, you have a curriculum that requires you to teach the same content to your students every year for the duration of your career. However, every year has the potential to be extremely different from the next. Each year you have a new batch of kids, a new batch of personalities and a new batch of stories. This is one of the most exciting parts about teaching, you have the ability to know what to expect but also so much uncertainty at the same time.

4. Yes, we will be with children all day.

"Aren't you going to get bored talking like a kid and having to look down a few feet just to make eye contact?" Yes I have been asked this and frankly, as a future teacher, I wouldn't want it any other way! Working with kids all day and being their support system and voice while also providing them with the things they need to learn as they grow up is my ideal day in the workplace. But yes, there will be adults as well, other teachers, who all will feel the same way when we take a break from those kids at lunch.

5. It takes a special heart to be a teacher.

Yes, this is an argument all around the education field, and while it's true, I believe that anyone could work to have the heart to be a teacher. Being a teacher requires patience, care, love, and the desire to work with kids. If you don't have any of these qualities, then yes maybe it does take a special heart to be a teacher.

With all of the above comments kept in mind, I personally couldn't be more excited to teach kids of any ability and age. Working with children on a daily basis for nine months out of the year can get negative comments, but as a future teacher I think that there is a silver lining to each one of the five comments. If you think about it, there probably is a teacher in your life that without, you might not have gotten to the point you are at today. So thank your past teachers, and here's to the the future teachers.

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